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CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
supreme court to find it remarkable figure who was and is of sandra day o'connor. sandra day o'connor was not a social conservative or religious conservative or anything like the kind of conservatives dominate the republican party now, and it was fine with ronald reagan. he didn't care. it wasn't his agenda and he was very proud of his nomination. ytd six chief justice burger step down and reagan elevated rehnquist from the sec and justice as the chief justice. .. >> the democrats had taken control over the u.s. senate. the chairman of the judiciary committee was no longer strom thurmond, but was instead, a young senator from delaware named joseph biden. and he engineered a really meticulous examination of bork's record. he engaged senators in the discussion. he thought there was no such thing as a right to privacy in the constitution. in the senate by a vote of 58 to 32, he was voted down and ronald reagan nominated to betsy anthony kennedy and he is certainly no robert bork. he has had a long and distinguished career that really set -- that really do years of the court, which i read
Current
Sep 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
action. the crowning achievement of justice sandra day o'connor's career was the 2000 case out of your state of michigan, the grudder case that said that universities may use race in admissions to graduate school. there is a case that directly challenges the grudder case based on what i've seen, it's very likely that the supreme court will overturn grudder and prohibit any sort of affirmative action in admissions. that's one. the other is the future of the voting rights act. section five of the voting rights act says that certain states, most of them in the south, have to get any changes in their voting system precleared by the justice department. that's one of the reasons why governor scott attempts to restrict voting failed because the justice department challenged it. that is being -- that is very much at risk. and the third is the whole range of issues marriage. the defensive marriage act possibly proposition 8 there i think justice anthony kennedy who has usually been siding with the conservatives in recent
CNN
Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
sandra day o'connor saying when justice was retiring, it's my party that's destroying the country. >> the last three justices to leave the court, john paul stevens, all republican appointees who left deeply alienated from that party. and that scene in the supreme court corridors, the justices, they respect each other's space a lot. they don't go into each other's offices a lot but they have a lot of conversations in the corridors. >> it's like "60 minutes." >> it's a lot like "60 minutes." and o'connor went on and on to suter about how it was the republicans running up deficits and barry goldwater never cared who you slept with. and we didn't get involved in these foreign adventures, you know, under good republican presidents. o'connor, stevens, and suter a left completely alienated from the modern republican party and they were replaced by modern republicans who are much more congrd to talking more about it down the r lot mo tonight. isha? >> anrs nd teachers back to work today and end a six-day strike. instea union leaders say the mayor is using the scho
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
sandra day o'connor which concluded by saying the country has about 25 years to trigger this out and we are not going to get to that in the 25 years. that was the message. well, 2003 to 2012 isn't quite 25 years but it only takes four justices to vote to hear a case and there are four justices who evidently think that it's time to get back into this. you probably haven't heard much about this case yet because the air waves in terms of the supreme court had been filled with health care. but once the term begins and the keys is free to be argued on october 10th, you will start hearing a whole lot about affirmative action and the debate will be rehearsed all over again so the court's ability to kind of tell us what to think about in terms of the legal dhaka and agenda is very powerful and also what not to think about the courts and the whole range of issues the court doesn't get into it's been more than five years or well, for years since the court decided a case coming out of the detention on the structure at guantanamo bay. haven't heard much about that lately so to segue for a minute on
CNN
Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
story about sandra day o'connor saying, when justice was justice suitor was retiring, it's my party that's destroying the country. >> the last three justices to leave the court, john paul stevens, all republican appointees who left deeply alienated from that party. and that scene in the supreme court corridors, the justices, they respect each other's space a lot. they don't go into each other's offices a lot, but they have a lot of conversations in the corridors. >> it's like "60 minutes." >> it's a lot like "60 minutes." and these beautiful big corridors. and o'connor went on and on to suter about how it was the republicans running up deficits and barry goldwater never cared who you slept with. and we didn't get involved in these foreign adventures, you know, under good republican presidents. o'connor, stevens, and suter all left completely alienated from the modern republican party and they were replaced by modern republicans who are much more conservative. >> the book's "the oath" and congratulations. >> thanks. >> look forward to talking more about it down the road. thanks very much.
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the court, sandra day o'connor had been the only woman for some time. after she left, you went back to having a single woman. and now there are three. could reflect on the dynamics of the court in terms of what it means to have a woman or more than one woman? >> sandra was alone on the court for 12 years. when i showed up, three weeks after pancreatic cancer surgery, it is nothing compared to sandra. she was on the bench in nine days after her breast cancer surgery. we belong to the national association of women judges. if fayed -- they had a reception at the courts in our honor. they presented us with t-shirts. santa's red, i am center, not ruth. i amn dra's read, sandra, not to ruth. mind read, i embrace, not sandra shaw. -- mine read, i am ruth, not sandra. we do not look anything alike and we do not speak alike. people like our solicitor general. and then i was there all alone. it was the wrong perception for people to seek just a little woman and eight larger men. but now, if you come to the court, because of my seniority, i sit towards the middle. these young women are not shr
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Sep 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
to buzzfeed.com. former justice sandra day o'connor was also there along with all 17 female senators. senator collins got engaged back in february. >> bill: good for them. girls night out. hope they had a good time. hey, dan, thank you. yes, indeed. we start off this morning with jeb bush, the smartest of all of the bushes. over. >> bill: it is a low bar. should have been the one that was present at the united states rather than when one we got stuck with. jeb made this yesterday. i think he's absolutely right. he made news by meeting reporters up in new york and telling them that in today's republican party, neither his father, pappy bush, h. george h. w. bush nor ronald reagan could get through an election in the republican party. [ technical difficulties ] >> we finished by smashing his guitar on the stage walked off, and the next morning his band announced he was in rehab. the mars rover is still chugging along. it is stopping along the way when it's cameras find something to look at. it found a pyramid shaped rock o
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
at 90. david souter 69, sandra day o'connor 75. is there a tradition of when justices usually retire, be it age, or time served? >> well, they're like most human beings. a lot of factors weigh in. there is -- there was a tradition where justices would tend to retire during the term of a president that was at the same party that appointed them. but we know neither justices souter nor stevens did that. they were both republican employees and went out during president obama's term. life circumstances can drive retirement decisions. so it's really not scientifically predictable or politically predictable. >> do you see any most likely candidates if another seat opens up under president obama? >> you know, i think if president obama, first of all, justice ruth bader ginsburg i think the pressure to replace her with another woman appointee would be enormous. we've made progress in getting a third of the court female and i don't think president obama or any president would want to go backwards on that. so some potential people for justice ginsburg, if you're looking at the likely women, the
PBS
Sep 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
command the sense he is the new sandra day o'connor or not. >> he. >> kennedy is a mercurial figure, some refer to him as a moderate, that is a mistake, he is aually an extreme mist in his views in many areas he just happens to have unusual preoccupations that are not necessarily consistent with detrimentally and republican politics. for example, he is the court's leading spokesman on the issue of at a rights and the author of the two most important gay rights decisions and relatively liberal on the subject of the death penalty, but on the vast majority of other subject like the civil procedures stuff we were talking about, well national security he decided with the liberals occasnally, ertaly cil rights, certainly the healthcare case, he has been. >> rose: predictable vote on healthcare? >> no. >> sterltly a lot of the arguments were pitched to him, that people thought he was the swing vote and we were all looking in the wrong place. >> rose: john roberts he has the possibilities of being a great justice? >> oh, absolutely. >> rose: a great chief. >> a great chief. >> rose: because he ha
CNN
Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
party. think about the last three justices to lead the supreme court. sandra day o'connor, david suitor, john paul stevens. they all left completely alienated from the modern republican party, no one more dramatically than sandra day o'connor, who, of course, was the symbol of the republican party for years, ronald reagan's first appointment to the court. but the new justices, alito, roberts, reflect the modern republican party. and that split between the moderate vanishing species of republican and the more modern conservative republicans is played out in court. >> what happens -- go ahead. >> i was saying the book is fantastic. there's so many interesting things in the book and i heard your talk last week and learned so much. >> thank you. >> right up to the minute on this health care stuff. you talked about how this health care decision got carved up and how the conservatives lost roberts. i thought that was fascinating. >> or is it a win in a way? >> well, it was a loss for the conservative cause. i don't think there's any doubt about that. in the short run or the long run. but john
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 10:00am EDT
joined the court, sandra day o'connor had been the only woman for some time. after she left, you went back to having a single woman. and now there are three. could you reflect on the dynamics of the court in terms of what it means to have a woman or more than one woman? >> sandra was alone on the court for 12 years. and by the way, when i showed up, three weeks after pancreatic cancer surgery, it is nothing compared to sandra. she was on the bench in nine days after her breast cancer surgery. in any case, we belong to the national association of women judges. they knew what happened when i got there. they had a reception at the courts in our honor. they presented us with t-shirts. sandra's read, i am sandra, not ruth. [laughter] mind read, i am ruth, not sandra. [applause] nevertheless, when we sat together, one lawyer with address me as justice o'connor. we do not look anything alike and we do not speak alike. .ut it was a woman's voice people like our solicitor general. before mine at the aclu -- a former mind at the aclue. and then i was there all alone. how did it feel? lonely. it
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
that. i have appointed one member to the supreme court, sandra day o'connor. i'll stand on my record on that. and if i have the opportunity to appoint any more, i'll do it in the same manner that i did in selecting her. >> mr. mondale, your rebuttal, please. >> the platform to which the president refers, in fact, calls for a religious test in the selection of judges. and jerry falwell says that means we get two or three judges. and it would involve a religious test for the first time in american life. let's take the example that the president cites. i believe in prayer. my family prays. we've never had any difficulty finding time to pray. but do we want a constitutional amendment adopted of the kind proposed by the president that gets the local politicians into the business of selecting prayers that our children must either recite in school or be embarrassed and asked to excuse themselves? who would write the prayer? what would it say? how would it be resolved when those disputes occur? it seems to me that a moment's reflection tells you why the united states senate turned that amend
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
. thank you for receiving my call this morning. i would like to thank sandra day o'connor for her service in america. as we know, jan brewer has been serving as the governor of arizona. i am happen to say i have lived in arizona 17 years. while i lived in arizona, i was associated with a number of people in the law enforcement and criminal justice department and in arizona education and arizona everyday life with the police. my friend told me, working for the mesa police department that there were many people involved with a gun sales and different types of routine commercial operations. i am a happy veteran of military service, but i realize in the early days of the war on terror , many compromises were made with prior offended men and women who had been in the criminal justice system and they were introduced into the ranks of the police departments and law enforcement throughout the nation. these were considerations made because of the people and their prior offenses. i do not believe the people who were involved in fast and furious willingly and knowingly made the mistakes they made ca
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
preferences. the reason we think they will not to say texas winds is maidenly that justice sandra day o'connor retired in 2005, was replaced by justice alito, who clearly is a vote against racial preferences and so now we have four saw what votes in favor of racial preferences, four votes against racial preferences, and the more conservative justice kennedy who has set in so many cases right middle. in gruder, kennedy joined the majority in one critical point, that racial diversity as educational benefits that are substantial enough to make it a compelling interest that there is justifying the use of racial preferences if necessary to get this kind of racial diversity. kennedy dissented forcefully the narrow tailoring requirements. he said that the university had failed to show it had met a number of the principles that the majority had laid down and that the majority had given far too much difference to the university's claims. the principles are briefly that racial preferences should not be restored it to until race- neutral alternatives have been exhausted to serve the interests of racial d
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
't just say kruetter texas wins is mainly that justice sandra day o'connor who wrote the opinion, it was 5-4, retired in 2005 and is replaced by justice alito, who clearly is a vote against racial preferences in most if not all cases. so now we have four solid votes in favor of racial preference. four solid votes we think are probably against racial preferences in the more conservative justices and justice kennedy who sits as in so many cases write the middle. in the kruetter case, kennedy joined the majority on one and critical points. point. the point was that racial diversity has educational benefits that are substantial enough to make it a compelling interest that there is a compelling interest justifying the use of racial preference if necessary to get this kind of racial diversity. but kennedy dissented forcefully on the so-called narrow tailoring requirement. he's said that the university had failed to show that it had met a number of the principles that the majority had laid down and the majority had given far too much deference to the university claims. the principles are briefly
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
sandra day o'connor. you aren't going to want to miss that nor do you ever want to miss friday's politico playbook report. let's bring in right now mike allen. here with the morning playbook. good morning, mike. >> happy friday, joe. >> a happy friday it is because you've just said it was. okay. so, you know, i don't know what to say about todd akin. i don't know what to say. he borrowed a line from owen wilson, from meet the parents. she's a real bob cat. instead he called clare mccaskill what, a wildcat? >> a northwestern brand. >> but then he did something else. he said, i think we have a very clear path to victory and apparently claire mccaskill thinks we do too is what he said after the debate because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than when she ran against jim talent. she had a confidence and was much more lady like in 2006. >> boy. >> okay. so let's just stop right there. how do you think that is going to play with the swing voters and women in missouri in 2012? >> of course this makes people think todd akin's earlier dumb comment was no fluke but,
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
reception, i was able to meet sandra day oh oh o'connor. and various women who were part of the dinner party. that was exciting. actually asked sandra day oh connor who said she admired. she said mia hamme because the american women had won the world cup. it was delighted that she advocated for greater attention to women's sports. that was a thrilling occasion. i was definitely one of theless famous people in a room full of high achievers. but my role was to sort of represent the women's history person, and part of the film i took my students on the trolley around d.c. we pointed how few statutes of women there are and how easy it is to imagine women as justice and liberty. we have obviously the statute of liberty holding upscales. we don't have that many women cast in marble. there's a controversy how the marble statute of the suffer gist was the baifm of the capital was in lugged upstairs and the complaint was, it's so heavy and dusty. yes, so is women's history. it's heavy, it's dusty, bring it out in the open. >> what do you think of the sculpture of the three women? >> i think it's grea
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is mainly that justice sandra day o'connor who wrote the opinion which was 5-4 retired in 2005 and replaced by justice toledo --alito is a vote against racial preferences. we have four solid votes in favor of racial preference, four solid votes we think are against racial preferences. the more conservative justices and justice kennedy who sits in 7 cases right in the middle. kennedy joined the majority on one critical point. that racial diversity had education will benefits that are substantial enough to make a compelling interest and compelling interest justifying use of racial preference if necessary to get this but kennedy dissented forcefully on the narrow tailoring requirements. the university failed to show that it matched the principles that the majority laydown. too much difference to the university claims. the principals are briefly that racial preference should not be resorted to until race neutral alternatives have been exhausted to serve interests of racial diversity and racial balancing is absolutely barred and suggest by racial balance seeking -- the racial groups in populatio
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